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Board of Directors

The Association of Litigation Funders is run by a board of five directors, three of whom were members of the working party of the Civil Justice Council that produced the Code of Conduct for Litigation Funders. All of our directors are highly experienced in the field of litigation funding.

Leslie Perrin

Before entering litigation finance full time, Leslie was successively head of litigation, managing partner and senior partner at the international law firm Osborne Clarke. In 2009 he became the chairman of Calunius Capital LLP. He also acts as part-time senior independent director of DAS UK Holdings, the market leader in the legal expenses insurance market.

Leslie has been chairman of the Association of Litigation Funders since its launch in 2011.

Direct phone: +44 203 142 8335
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com

Susan Dunn

Susan co-founded Harbour Litigation Funding Ltd, of which she is head of litigation funding. An English solicitor, she qualified at Wragge & Co and went on to spend her legal career specialising in litigation. Susan moved into litigation funding more than a decade ago, and headed up IM Litigation Funding before launching Harbour.

Susan has been a director of the Association of Litigation Funders since 2011.

Direct phone: +44 207 220 2371
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com

Neil Purslow

Neil is co-founder and chief investment officer at Therium Capital Management Limited. He was previously litigation counsel in London for Marsh & McLennan Companies, and has in the past practised as a solicitor in the litigation departments at both Reed Smith and Withers in London.

Neil joined the board of the Association of Litigation Funders in 2013.

Direct phone: +44 207 491 0600
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com

Christopher Bogart

Christopher Bogart co-founded Burford Capital and serves as Chief Executive Officer. He previously held numerous senior executive positions with Time Warner, including Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Time Warner Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable Ventures and as Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Entertainment Ventures. He came to Time Warner from Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he was a litigator representing companies such as IBM, GE and Time Warner.

Christopher has been a director of the Association of Litigation Funders since 2016.

Direct phone: +44 (0) 845 077 5547
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com

Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan’s family business was cotton spinning in the north-west, but he started his career in the law. He was a partner in two City law firms before joining Woodsford Consulting - long-standing client Yves Bonavero’s family office. In 2007/8 Jonathan led the successful sale of Europa Park - Central Europe’s premier single location logistics and distribution centre, against the backdrop of a deepening credit crunch. Jonathan is now the Chief Operating Officer of Woodsford Litigation Funding – having helped start the business in 2010 and seen it develop and mature, along with the sector, over the last six years.

Jonathan has been a director of the Association of Litigation Funders since 2016.

Direct phone: +44 20 7313 8070
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com

Justine Stephenson, General Counsel

Justine serves as General Counsel to the ALF, having been appointed in June 2013. She qualified as a solicitor in 1998 with Pinsent Masons, before moving in-house to a role at NATS after secondments to UBS, Man Group and Compaq Computers.

Justine has extensive practical experience of the running and operation of companies within a regulatory framework. She is also a non-executive director of the University of West London.

Direct phone: +44 207 220 2370
Email: jstephenson@associationoflitigationfunders.com